Jordanian-Qatari trade exchange up 4.8% in 9 months

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DOHA Jordanian-Qatari trade amounted to 500 million Qatari riyals ($137.3 million) in the first nine months of 2022, edging up by 4.8 percent from 476 million riyals ($130.7 million) in the same period of 2021, according to official Qatari figures.اضافة اعلان

Qatar’s Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) released data on Wednesday predicting that trade will maintain an upward trend throughout the remainder of 2022, and 2023 as well, with Qatari and Jordanian private sectors making a significant contribution.

Jordan exports to Qatar mainly vegetables, fruits, meat, dates, cheeses, milk, meat, poultry, grains, sweets, cakes, rice, juices, nuts, oils, ghee, pickles, herbs, honey, coffee, and eggs.

Qatar exports to Jordan automobile lubricants, sulfonic acid, aluminum briquettes, paraffin, polyethylene, iron rods, chemical fertilizers, plastic bags, organic fertilizers, medical solutions, in addition to some commodities and food products.

In the past 10 years, trade between the two countries exceeded 11.5 billion riyals ($3.17 billion), according to PSA figures.

Between 2012 and 2017, Qatar’s exports to Jordan totaled 5.35 billion riyals, while imports reached 2.44 billion riyals, leaving Qatar with a 2.91 billion riyal surplus. However, a 1 billion riyal surplus shifted in Jordan’s favor from 2018 to 2021 as 1.2 billion riyals in exports from Qatar were offset by 2.2 billion riyals in imports.

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